This site is dedicated to YOU!

Before you read on, let me ask you something.

As a child, who did you want to be when you grew up? What did you always wanted to do?

As a teenager, what was your big dream? How did you wanted to change the world?

What happened? Are you there yet? Are you living it? Did it materialise?

Or did “life” happen?  Did you find yourself caught-up?   Did you compromise on your dream?

Or did you just plain give up on it?

Well, you are not alone, that is for sure!

So many of us have boarded that very same ship, the “RMS Comfort Zone”,  cruising along merely,  letting the wind direct our life course;  never setting foot on our island of dreams to only see it from afar.

Many of us tend to justify our position and blame circumstances not to forget the “bad cards” we have been dealt with.  Yet, there are some people out there who despite the rotten hand they got, managed to rise above their circumstances and create, not only a great life for themselves,  but empowered others in turn. 

Take strength in the fact that if they could do it against all odds, so CAN WE ALL…..

This is my quest… I hope that you will find each post and link inspiring and motivating as you journey through them.  These are only but a small basket of thoughts which have inspired me along the way.  I truly hope, that in some way, it will do the same for you.

I firmly believe that we all deserve to create the best life for ourselves.  I say “create” because more often than not it will not land on our lap.

Life is not a rehearsal!  We only get one shot at it!

So what can you do today to become your dream?

This is dedicated to YOU because we all deserve to be bigger than what we think we are!

 

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Nelson Mandela, before his presidency (1994 – 1999), was an anti-apartheid activist.  In 1962 he was arrested and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison and following his release  in February 1990, he led his party in the negotiations that led to multi-racial democracy in 1994. As president he frequently gave priority to reconciliation.

Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.

If one man can come back from such a horrific start in life, then you can overcome any set back you may have had in your life, don’t’ you think?

  

  

(Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela)  05/10/2010 15:34

Oprah Winfrey (my personal hero) was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and received considerable hardship during her childhood, including being raped at the age of nine and becoming pregnant at 14 (her son died in infancy).

Oprah did not let any of that stop her because she believed in herself .  She used her pain and her past as a platform to move her to create a better life for herself.

And that she did!

Today she is ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was once the world’s only black billionaire. She is perhaps the most influential woman in the world.

Are you letting your past tarnish the amazing life that can be yours for the taking?  

Let go!  Move on!  Don’t look back!

 

 

(Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey)  05/10/2010 15:43

Winston Churchill‘s father rejected him and told him he would never amount to anything. 

Many of us would take this as an excuse to give in, a reason to label ourselves as a failure. 

Churchill had a “speech impediment” which he consistently worked to overcome.
 
Winston Churchill never gave up!!!!!!!! 

Where would he be today if he had believed his father and allowed that degrading mindset affect him?

Are you giving others the power?   If so, take it back!

 

(Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill)

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Sir Richard Branson has dyslexia and had poor academic performance as a student.  At the age of 16, he had his first successful business venture. Today he is the 212th richest person in the world according to Forbes’ 2009 (Updated 03.10.10) list of billionaires best known for his Virgin Group of over 360 companies.

Not a small feat!

What truly makes a man with a perceived disadvantage in early years, grow into a  phenomena  or a Brand?  Is it a burning desire?  Is it a  passion, a dream or a vision?  Is it luck? 

 

 

  (Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Branson)  05/10/2010 15:45

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means.

How big is your dream?  Are you willing to stand on it?

  

 

 

(Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.)  05/10/2010 15:50

Let’s not forget the people important in our lives.

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